Lori Takeuchi directs the Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s research program and was acting executive director from 2018-2019. She first came to the Cooney Center as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2008–2009. As research director, Lori has led several of the Cooney Center’s distinguishing initiatives, including the fellows program, Print Books vs. E-books, The New Coviewing, Aprendiendo Juntos, the Families and Media Project, and the Families Learning Across Boundaries initiative. Lori has published reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles on a range of topics in the digital media and learning space, and presented her research to educator, designer, and policymaker audiences both nationally and abroad. Before earning her PhD in the Learning Sciences from Stanford, Lori spent over a decade designing science simulation and visualization software for companies including BBN Educational Technologies, Logal Software, and WorldLink Media. She began her career managing the Instructional Television Department at Thirteen/WNET. Lori holds an AB in Communication from Stanford and an EdM in Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) from Harvard. Lori now resides in Oakland, California, where she serves of the Board of Managers for the Downtown Oakland YMCA and plays basketball whenever she can.